Santa Monica College will proceed with a full offering of general education classes and programs for its six-week Winter intersession.
SMC officials say the decision, formulated in the spirit of the Proposition 30 election victory on November 6, is based on evidence of an improving state economy and outreach to potential private partnerships for assistance.
At least 250 state-funded credit classes are expected to be offered. Classes begin Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Class listings will be available online Tuesday, November 27 and registration for the state-funded classes begins December 3.
“Proposition 30 provides stability with regard to State funding,” explains SMC President Chui L. Tsang. “For the good of our students and for the good of our State, we are acting now to restore our winter class offerings.”
Efforts to secure private assistance are ongoing. The Associated Students of Santa Monica College and a number of private donors have each indicated enthusiasm for the restoration effort. Donations in support of the class offerings can be made online at foundation.smc.edu.
The session will also include an innovative offering for international students, who pay the full cost of their instruction and do not rely on State assistance.
The restored Winter intersession is expected to help over 10,000 students make progress towards completion of their degrees or certificates.
For more information, please visit SMC’s web site at www.smc.edu.
As part of the 250 state funded credit classes for Winter, the college offering will focus on high demand Transfer, Career Technical and Basic Skill level courses in the following areas:
Communication Studies (Media Studies, Film, Journalism)
Design Technology (AET, Graphic Design, Interior Architectural Design)
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science (Anthropology, Astronomy, Geography, Geology)
Life Science (Biology)
Modern Language (French, Japanese, Spanish)
Philosophy & Social Science (Economics, Political Science, Sociology)
Physical Science (Chemistry & Physics)